I really think it just shows how much snipers and heavy weapons need to be reworked. Hardly anyone used a heavy weapon seriously, until creamer, nukem, and ion Cannon (which is basically a sniper rifle, except sexier). You can get way higher damage with scourge, Hive is better for mobbing, and lots of purple launchers are actually great. A single shot ion Cannon can’t one shot lots of mobs in TVHM m4.
Point is… Ion Cannon is top tier for single/few targets together, yes. But really, it doesn’t mob super well, and there are plenty of options that do more damage to someone targets and groups. Ion Cannon just says it’s actual damage on the card, unlike most Legendaries, so people are saying “OP, OP!” When in reality, plenty of more damaging options have existed in purple launchers, other Legendaries, etc.
The other thing, is because of its ammo efficiency, Moze (especially) and Fl4k can make it LOOK really good. And it is, for them. Hell, it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for, for my Moze since the game started. Been farming for purple vladof launchers forever. Soloed slaughterstar 3000 on TVHM m4 with a gruppa…
This gun just steps it up A BIT. I mean, look at the red text. It’s a massive joke on the entire community chunk that calls for nerfs. It’s no DPUH. It’s not the Pimpernel. It’s an awesome launcher, but it is by no means REQUIRED for any build running end game content.